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User / Paul Anthony Moore / Inside the Maison Dieu Templar hospital in Ospringe, Kent
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The beautiful original ceiling in the kitchen.

The Maison-Dieu (House of God) in Ospringe (near Faversham) was founded in 1235 by King Henry III and was run by the Knights Templar. It had a " Camera Regis" for the King's use when he was going to France by way of Dover. With the dissolution of monasteries (Henry VIII, 1516), it was given to St. John's-College, Cambridge. Countless crowned heads, English and European, stayed here overnight on their way to or from London and Dover.
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  • Taken: Aug 29, 2010
  • Uploaded: Aug 29, 2010
  • Updated: Jan 14, 2015